Title IX

What is Sexual Violence (Title IX)?

Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual violence in all student services and academic programs including, admissions, financial aid, advising, housing, athletics, recreational services, health services, counseling, classroom assignments, and grading. 

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination prohibited under the Title IX will not be tolerated at Tulane University. Inquiries involving Title IX will be referred to Tulane's Title IX Coordinator.

Tulane University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Tulane provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.

Tulane complies with federal mandates related to Title IX, Sex Discrimination, Sexual Assault, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence and Dating Violence.  Additional information about the federal mandates and compliance requirement can be found here:

Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities:

Tulane has designated two deputy Title IX Coordinators: Wendy Stark, Director of the Office of Institutional Equity, and Erica Woodley, Assistant Vice-President of Student Affairs.

Title IX Coordinators are knowledgeable about and will provide information on all options for complaint resolution. They also work closely with the Office of General Counsel, Office of Student Affairs, The Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, The Office of Violence Prevention and Support Services, Tulane University Police Department, Newcomb College Institute, the University Senate's Equal Opportunity Committee and the Tulane's Title IX Steering Committee. Together these offices, committees and Tulane's Title IX Coordinators play an integral role to carry out the University's commitment to provide a positive and safe, learning, teaching, and working environment.

Who are the Title IX Coordinators?

Meredith M. Smith, Title IX Coordinator

Tulane University
Title IX Office
Lavin-Bernick Center
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-5615

Deborah Love

   Deborah Love, Title IX VAWA Deputy Education and Training

 Tulane University
  Office of Institutional Equity
  200 Broadway, Suite 105 A
  New Orleans, LA 70118
  (504) 247-1712



  Wendy Stark

   Wendy Stark, Title IX Deputy

   Tulane University
   Office of Institutional Equity
   200 Broadway, Suite 105 A
   New Orleans, LA 70118
   (504) 247-1760


  Erica Woodley, Title IX Deputy

  Tulane University
  Student Resources and Support Services
  Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life
  Garden Level Room G02

When should I contact a Title IX Coordinator?

Any student, faculty, staff member, or applicant for admission who has concerns about sex discrimination or sexual misconduct is encouraged to seek the assistance of a Title IX Coordinator.

Contact a Title IX Coordinator if you:

• Think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;

• Learn about a situation that you feel may warrant a University investigation;

• Want information about informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;

• Have questions about Tulane's policies and procedures.



Conversations with Title IX Coordinators are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators if the University needs to take actions for reasons of community safety.  In all cases, the wishes of the person initiating the conversation are given full consideration.

You are not alone

Additional Information

For additional information about Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, please open the link below. 

A person may also file a written complaint with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights regarding an alleged violation of Title IX by calling 1-800-421-3481.

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